Andy Puzder, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to be labor secretary, “has voiced second thoughts in recent days, because of a relentless barrage of criticism from Democrats, labor unions and other liberal groups,” sources tell CNN. Said one GOP source: “He [...]
Will he cave? “U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio said Monday he has yet to decide whether to vote to confirm former Exxon Mobil chief Rex Tillerson as President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of state.” Are they going to crumple up in a ball whenever a comedian makes fun of the president? “Spicer Complains About ‘Disappointing, Mean-Spirited’ SNL After […]
China's militarisation of the South China Sea is "very troubling" and neither peaceful nor friendly, the Philippines' defence secretary said on Tuesday. President Rodrigo Duterte has sought to improve his nation's relations with China by adopting a non-confrontational approach over their competing claims in the strategically vital waters. Show More Summary
Claims that rendition and torture of Abdel Hakim Belhaj in 2004 breached rights enshrined in Magna Carta should go before judges, supreme court rules The former foreign secretary Jack Straw, MI6 and the government will have to defend...Show More Summary
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest reflects on his career as President Obama's spokesperson and explores what a new administration might mean for the relationship between the media and the president in Trump's White House. … Click to Continue »
REMEMBER, LEFTIES WILL ALWAYS TURN ON YOU: Liz Warren once vouched for school vouchers. “Top Trump critic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren — who’s expected to grill Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos tomorrow — once advocated school choice much like the woman she is likely to grandstand against.... The Harvard Law professor proposed […]
DeVos, whose confirmation hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, faces an unusual degree of pushback.
LONDON – Former UK Foreign Secretary William Hague is joining investment bank Citi as a senior advisor. The hire, first reported by Sky News, comes amid a turbulent time for geopolitics. Shocks from Donald Trump to Brexit are likelyShow More Summary
Readers of the NYT article on Donald Trump's pick to be secretary of health and human services might have gotten this impression. The piece told readers: "His [Price's] resentment of government intervention in medicine drove Mr. Price...Show More Summary
President-elect Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state, former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, had a rough senate confirmation hearing last week. His appointment is still under review, and he'll likely face more questions about Exxon's alleged skirting of U.S. sanctions and connection to torture abroad.
A confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary, begins in the Senate on Tuesday. DeVos is known as an advocate for “school choice,” which means she has pushed for charter schools and voucher programs that use public funds to finance privately run schools. Her support for school choice is controversial, not […]
Senator Marco Rubio’s tough questioning of Rex W. Tillerson, the nominee for secretary of state, was an early test of how adversarial he is willing to be toward a fellow Republican in the White House.
Tom Price is facing accusations that he traded health industry stocks that benefited from his actions in Congress.
The Montana native has advocated for increased oil and gas drilling and coal-mining on Western lands
Today at 5 p.m. ET, the Senate confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, begins. In recent weeks, DeVos has come under attack by Sheldon Whitehouse, Elizabeth Warren, Social Justice Warriors, and Teachers Unions, among others. Show More Summary
Charter schools and school choice are expected to be a major focus of education policy under the new Trump administration. Betsy DeVos, Trump's choice for education secretary, has spent over … Click to Continue »
Click here for reuse options! Another Trump cabinet nominee dedicated to destroying the programs she'll oversee. Billionaire Betsy DeVos, a major GOP funder and party activist from Michigan, has been tapped by Donald Trump to become the Secretary of the U.S. Show More Summary
Trumps secretary of State nominee signals radical change in Washingtons policy toward Beijingand the reaction is immediate. But how far will either side go?
HEALTH CARE // Congressional Republicans and the Trump transition team are at odds about an Obamacare replacement plan. Trump’s health secretary nominee Tom Price has a plan which would provide consumers tax credits to help them buy insurance coverage — everyone would get at least $1,200 a year, increasing with age, regardless of income. But some Congressional [...]
“Message discipline and clarity is like good underwear. You don’t want to wave it around but you notice if it’s not there.” The tweet by former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith didn’t mention Jeremy Corbyn by name but her tweet was undoubtedly prompted last week’s “relaunch.” Smith who was appointed the country’s first woman Home Secretary […]